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Prom project provides formal wear free of charge

alterations-ConaboyPECI helped students get to their proms and graduations in style this year with a Prom Project event Friday.

marvin flowersProm Project makes gently-used formal wear available to elementary and secondary school students who plan to go to prom, formals or graduation ceremonies. Clothing and accessories are provided free of charge through donations from the community.

Students and their parents were invited to shop the “store” at the PECI gymnasium for formal wear for outfits for both young men and women.  Shirts and ties were available, courtesy of the Quinte Mall, purchased from Lafferty’s and a selection of  evening clutches, purchased by Quinte Mall from Bentley’s.

In addition, there were make-up consultation from Shoppers Drug Mart,  and Marvin, from Flowers By Marvin was also on hand to lend advice on corsages and boutineers. Seamstress Conaboy Brown, of County Home, provided advice and expertise on alterations.

Dresses and suits were donated by members of the community. Scott’s General Store in Picton, Pearson’s Foodland in Wellington, and the Rossmore Stop in Rossmore co-ordinated the pick up of clothing and the delivery to the local dry cleaners, who ensured the outfits arrived at school cleaned and pressed.

Prom Project is sponsored and co-ordinated throughout the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board through the Learning Foundation.
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